Corruption has long been regarded as a crime against development, and rightly so. Sub-Saharan African nations are overly represented among the worst affected. In Nigeria, rich oil reserves and prolonged armed conflicts have made the country a hotbed for corruption. This week’s pledge by president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to take action was echoed by the Zambian press, which mentioned “hope for the continent” before denouncing the behavior of its own government. Could this be the launch of a new public debate in the region? Who will be the first leader to follow in Buhari’s footsteps?